George Lectures on ‘Tweeting to Topple Tyranny’ in London

Erika George, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, recently delivered the third University College London (UCL) Centre for Ethics & Law annual lecture, “Tweeting to Topple Tyranny: Social Media and Corporate Social Responsibility.”

 Given the meteoric rise of social media and its vast and growing reach, George’s November 15 lecture asked whether social media companies have particular obligations for corporate social responsibility. George also examined the special relationship we have with social media in these fast-changing times.

 According to Anna Donovan, a UCL Laws Ph.D. Candidate who blogged about the lecture for UCL: “This lecture raised important questions of both personal and corporate responsibility.  By engaging with social media as end-users we must necessarily accept responsibility for choosing to post personal information and images on the internet.  That said, by understanding the very powerful and persuasive role that social media plays in political and human rights issues on a global scale, we can start to understand the questions of corporate responsibility that this raises.”

To read Donovan’s complete UCL blog entry about George’s lecture, click here.